Review of the Honor Hunter V700 gaming laptop

We got our hands on the Honor Hunter V700 gaming laptop. In this article, we decided to find out whether it is worth the money and whether it is suitable for performing work tasks and comfortable play. The question is especially relevant in connection with the situation in the market of video cards for desktop PCs, which do not allow many to upgrade the hardware for a reasonable price. So, here we have a game station with a price of 130 thousand wooden ones, with a stylish, concise design and packed as a cool flagship device. The first car of the series, which should pave the way for the company to the heart of mobile gamers, which means that the engineers of Honor should have tried their best.

The first thing that catches your eye is a stylish metal case with a glowing logo on the lid. The material is marky, apparently the car wants to leave as many traces of the owner on itself as possible. They are washed reluctantly, so that such a coating is clearly not suitable for perfectionists. When you open the laptop, the Wind Valley cooling system is exposed from behind. It increases the air outlet area and allows the machine to heat up less.

The manufacturer promises the safety of fasteners up to 50 thousand iterations of opening and closing the laptop, but sitting with such a laptop on the bed becomes fearful-suddenly something gets inside and everything breaks. In addition, the laptop will warm your feet quite a lot if you work on the bed without a stand.

In fact, the Honor Hunter is always heated when working, but does not go beyond the comfortable temperature. The cooling system is quite noisy and the fan sound is noticeable even in quiet mode. However, this is a common problem for all gaming laptops.

Interestingly, when recording video from OBS, the sound of the fan does not get to the microphone recording, so most likely a sound suppression system is sewn into the laptop or the RTX Voice system is used by default, which will be useful for bloggers, streamers and active fans of online games with voice chats. The built-in camera copes with the task in good light, but in a stylish semi-darkness, the face in the full screen is better not to shine.

Turning on the laptop is carried out by a button with a fingerprint scanner, but I honestly have not come up with a scenario where the scanner is relevant: in case of theft, the owner will not add joy, and to protect access from colleagues, friends and guests, the standard Windows pincode works perfectly.

A few words about the keyboard. It is quite convenient and you can quickly get used to the main part of the keys, but, as usual, there are a few “Buts”. First of all, it is a strange decision to turn off the keyboard backlight after 10 seconds from the last press, even when the “always on " mode is selected. If you do not have a high skill of blind printing, then in low light you may need to press any key solely for the sake of illumination. By the way, the backlight is somehow divided into 4 areas of different colors and does not switch in any way.

The solution is at least strange, since I could not find the logic in the distribution of keys by color. You can also talk some sense into me in the comments. In addition to the backlight, the location and size of the right Shift is confusing, which provokes misclips in some cases, as well as the combination of the Delete and F12 keys in one button, which causes active keyboard shortcut users to constantly switch the layout.

We were able to make the touchpad as convenient as possible for work. During the tests, there were no false clicks when writing texts and surfing the Internet, which already deserves special praise. This is despite the fact that the touchpad occupies a fairly large area and allows you to implement all the gestures I know.

It's time to talk about the gaming capabilities of the laptop and its characteristics. Let's start with the most important indicator for a laptop-battery life. The battery capacity of our Hunter V700 is 7330 mAh and the manufacturer claims 4.8 hours of operation. In the balanced power consumption mode on the high Gears Tactics settings, I managed to spend 41% of the charge in 20 minutes of the game. The sound and screen brightness were also at maximum. Personally, I am not very comfortable playing with a lower brightness, but if you lower the settings, you can completely increase the game session to 2 hours, which in my opinion is still quite small.

Now for performance: The Intel® Core™ i7-10750H processor and the NVIDIA RTX2060 graphics card will allow you to launch any new product for several more years, but you should not expect maximum graphics settings. When I first got acquainted with the characteristics, I was confused by the IPS display with a picture refresh rate of 144 Hz, since it seemed to me that most games would not be able to support such a frame rate. However, in most esports games and FPS shooters, Honor Hunter is able to show itself from a profitable side and give out the maximum FPS for instant transmission of the current situation in the game. Especially, given the support for Wi-Fi 6 generation and a Gigabit port for cable Internet connection.

For resource-intensive games, such a display will be superfluous and the FPS is really unlikely to rise to a frequency of 144 Hz, since the processor and video card simply do not have enough power. However, at the time of the release of this review, Cyberpunk 2077 is launched and runs smoothly at high settings, even with partially enabled ray tracing.

It's time to answer the main question of this video – is the HUNTER V700 worth your money? 133 thousand rubles for 2.5 kilos of esports games and not the best editing station for a blogger do not look like the best offer on the market. Moreover, the beautiful stylish body with a slight movement of the hands turns into one big greasy spot.

There are enough similar models on the market that will save money and do not require gloves to use, which means that our hunter is not a lot. Honor can only wish to understand the situation and take into account the mistakes of the past when developing the next models.